Transmission Repair Services in Lakeland Florida – Unfortunately, some people do not realize transmissions have at least as many moving parts as a vehicle’s engine. Transmissions are responsible for turning the vertical motion of your engine into rotating motion that moves your vehicle. As technology has improved and the speed vehicles travel at has improved, the number of parts in a transmission has increased, so the underappreciated transmission is, in many ways, actually more complicated than your engine.
The many parts in a transmission are subject to constant motion and high temperatures. Transmission fluid is an oil meant to lubricate all of these moving parts and keep the temperature from rising too high. Your transmission does need regular fluid changes just like your engine. At Joyce Automotive in Lakeland, Florida, we will be able to give you an accurate recommendation for frequency of transmission fluid changes and transmission repair services for your vehicle.
If you drive a car with a manual transmission, you expect to have the clutch inspected and possibly changed as part of regular maintenance on your vehicle. But did you know your automatic transmission car also has a clutch? All transmissions have gears, gaskets, seals, bearings, and various rods, pins, and shafts. They have governors, modulators, and cables. All these parts are at risk for wear and failure over time. Keeping up with regular transmission fluid changes will help these parts last a longer time, but eventually, all cars will need transmission repair services.
Replacing a transmission can easily be the most expensive repair for any vehicle. At Joyce Automotive, our technicians are knowledgeable about your transmission and are ready to make repairs and replace parts without swapping it for an entirely new transmission whenever possible. It is important for you to make general observations about how your transmission functions, so you can have any transmission problem serviced before it gets worse or causes other parts to fail.
Know what your vehicle feels like and sounds like when it is switching gears. If you notice unusual grinding, humming, or thumping during transitions, it is time to seek transmission repair services. You may notice a humming or thumping when the car is in neutral, which is also a sign your transmission has a problem. If your clutch stays engaged, you may notice a noise or a grinding when the vehicle is trying to shift. Your engine may also rev higher than normal during this time, or notice a lag or delay between shifts. If there is a red fluid or oil under your vehicle, your transmission may be leaking fluid. If you notice any of these things, pay attention to sounds and check to see if you notice the scent of burnt eggs, or burning fluid.
When you contact us at Joyce Automotive, provide as many details as you can about the symptoms your vehicle is experiencing. Clear communication will help your technician narrow in where to start and know what to look for when diagnosing your transmission problems.